Muslim teenagers in Haifa who attacked soldiers put under house arrest
A judge presiding over the remand hearing for a group of young men suspected of carrying out vicious assault on two off-duty soldiers in Haifa compared their alleged acts to the 2000 beating to death of two IDF soldiers in Ramallah.Yes, it was that disgusting an attack.
Judge Zaid Falah of the Haifa Magistrate’s Court extended the custody of six Arab Israeli suspects by five days. A seventh suspect was arrested by police on Sunday.
Although the suspects claimed during questioning that the attack was a case of mistaken identity, the police representative to the court argued that the attack bore hallmarks of a nationalistically motivated incident.
He added that the letters “PLO” in Hebrew were etched on the head of one of the victims with a sharp object.
5 of the defendants have been put under house arrest:
The Haifa District Court ruled on Sunday to release five of the six defendants charged with attacking two IDF soldiers in Haifa to house arrest, subject to a probation service check.If they do, they'd better make sure he has an electronic tag band attached to him as well.
The court will make a final decision in the matter Monday morning and the five defendants will remain in custody until then, Judge Ron Shapira said.
Shapira referred to probation service reports filed on the four minors, all aged between 15 and 17, and said the reports recommended their release to full house arrest including electronic tagging.
The judge also ordered the probation service to file a report by April 18 on the sixth defendant, Marwan Attaleh, 25, regarding the possibility of house arrest.